Sep 21, 2011 11:43am
Re: Not a failed upload.
I checked the files, both streaming and derived.
Audio is present, but the volume is extremely low in every version.
I would say it is so low as to be considered faulty.
To hear it, I had to turn up the playback so loud, the background hiss of the PC's sound circuitry became very audible - and if I had gotten email while previewing the file, the alert sound would have blown my speakers out.
I have loaded the file into an audio waveform editing program to graphically illustrate the problem. I have compared it to another random downloaded file I had on hand from archive.org.
The audio track of WRECKLESS peaks at -33 db in the right channel, and -63 db in the left channel.
To compare, the audio track of WATCH WITH MOTHER - THE WOODENTOPS peaks at -9 db in both channels.
Here is a screen shot of the audio of each file:
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